Wire-wrap Jewelry and Poetry

by Daryl Adams.
(United States)

Sea Coral Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Swarvoski Crystal - by Daryl Adams

Sea Coral Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Swarvoski Crystal – by Daryl Adams

Hello, it’s Daryl again. I wanted to share a few of my most recent wire-wrapped pieces I’ve made.

Sea Horse Green Tree Moss Agate Gemstone Wire-wrapped Copper Patina w/ 16" Brown Leather Cord - by Daryl Adams

Sea Horse Green Tree Moss Agate Gemstone Wire-wrapped Copper Patina w/ 16″ Brown Leather Cord – by Daryl Adams

In the meantime, I wrote a poem about wire-wrapping. I’ll give a shortened version of it here. Hope you enjoy.

Willow Creek Jasper Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Czech Crystals & Vintage Glass Leaf - by Daryl Adams

Willow Creek Jasper Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Czech Crystals & Vintage Glass Leaf – by Daryl Adams

Wire is my only true passion
letting stones and gems become my fashion.

Creations from my heart to my hand,
come forth dreams of green Malachite,
and hidden treasures in my mind of, oh, so sultry Labradorite,
wrap and link, mysterious wire demands.

That handcrafted jewelry unfolds,
those intricate weavings through strife
and with great effort comes to life.

Rhodonite Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Swarvoski Crystals & Hand Painted Floral Bead - by Daryl Adams

Rhodonite Gemstone Wire-wrapped in Copper Patina w/ Swarvoski Crystals & Hand Painted Floral Bead – by Daryl Adams

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Comments

  1. Daryl, thank you for sharing your poetry as well as these lovely pieces. I especially resonated with the line, “creations from my heart to my hand”.

  2. Thank you Rena…I appreciate the way you arrange everyone’s posts. You make them look so attractive! And also I appreciate the very nice compliment 🙂

  3. Colleen says:

    Absolutely beautiful work! Loved the poem!

  4. These are beautiful works of art! Love your creations, including the poem 😀

  5. I forgot to mention, I love the pieces on your beautiful website too.

  6. Thank you both Colleen and zoraida…your kind words mean alot 🙂

  7. Stunning and inspiring jewelry, Daryl!

  8. Thank you Wendy very much! 🙂

  9. marlene says:

    Lovely creations!!!! Stunning. But personally I think you are underpriced, way underpriced on some items. Just my opinion .

  10. Thank you Marlene! I appreciate your very nice compliments and also your good advice on pricing. I’ve been wire-wrapping since October of last year. I started a Facebook page first and then a website. I started my pricing out low because I was a beginner, and I’ve gradually been trying to increase my prices as I get better…what I’ve noticed is that the special orders I can charge a pretty decent amount for, but the general public, although they admire the pieces, they generally don’t want to pay the higher prices. Price conditioning perhaps? I’ve worked on the photography aspect to improve it. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated…thanks again!

  11. Love all your pieces, especially the sea horse! Very ornate and show lots of time and love going into each creation.

  12. Thank you so much Carol…that is very kind of you! I really enjoy wire-wrapping, so I’m very appreciative to hear that you see that in my work. 🙂

  13. Wow, just WOW!

  14. Thank you Millie for the encouraging words!

  15. Now you have set the bar sooooo high, I need to aim in your direction.

    I can see just how much time and care you put into each piece.

    Bravo Daryl!

  16. Thank you Teri! I appreciate your very kind comment. I still have a long way to go..always learning, a continuous process. I’m sure your work is awesome..would love to see it!

  17. I just love the JMJ format so we can all learn together! Here is my latest piece they posted and I have a few other types of jewelry I do posted in JMJ under my name Teri Griffith.

    http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/grungy-inspired-re-purposed-necklace/

  18. Hi Teri, checked out your work & it’s awesome! Keep up the great work!! Yes, this is a great site to both give & receive encouragement..so glad I found it!

  19. Gorgeous pieces Daryl, what gauge wire is used for wire wrapping? I’ve wanted to try it for some time but have no idea where to start. I’ve only been making jewellery for about 8 months and am kind of losing confidence (and interest) in it. i want to try something new. I’ve been reading Rena’s page for a few weeks, and watching unlimited vids on u-tube, but nothing really strikes out.

  20. Crissy, when wrapping cabochons the size gauge I use the most is usually 20 gauge for the Base Wires and 26/28 gauge for the weaving wire. I do use other, larger gauges (14,16,18 Gauge) if I make a frame for the piece which I then wrap with the 20 gauge base/28 gauge weave. Remember to always allow at least a minimum of 8-10 gauges between the base and weaving wire which makes it easier to control. This is not a hard fast rule but just a starting point. I only started doing this type of jewelry about 7 months ago myself, so don’t give up. Think about the flow of the stone you are wrapping and don’t get hung up on the technical side. Remember, you are making wearable, sculpted art with every piece being unique and different. If you do a search on Pinterest for free wire wrapping tutorials you will find many good ones from beginner to advanced that will help you get started. You may also want to take a look on Amazon.com which has many good books on the subject. I used both these avenues along with Youtube to help me along this journey. I hope this helps answer some of your questions and Happy Wrapping!

  21. Jessica Henry says:

    I was looking at different topics and came across this post. I wanted to say great poem and I am the proud owner of the gorgeous pendant in the first picture. I love it! Thanks Daryl!

  22. Thank you Jessica very much for your kind generous words! I am so glad you are enjoying your pendant. That makes it all worth while!

  23. Wow! Wow! Wow! These are masterpieces! They are beautifully done. They look sturdy but that doesn’t ruin the magical look it has.

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